Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hit-maker Dionne Warwick coming to Cache Creek Casino Resort

BROOKS, Calif. -- An artist with a long legacy of accomplishments and achievements, Grammy winner Dionne Warwick has had chart-topping hits in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, with familiar songs "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Déjà Vu," "I'll Never Love This Way Again," and "That's What Friends Are For." On Nov. 10 at 8 p.m., Warwick will bring her soulful blend of pop, gospel and R&B music to Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 stage for one special performance.
Dionne Warwick has, over an illustrious four-decade career, established herself as an international musical legend. Her reputation as a hit-maker has been firmly etched into public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits since "Don't Make Me Over" began its climb up the charts in December 1962. As a performer, she has charmed and entertained audiences on every continent, amassing a worldwide audience.

Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. This award has only been awarded to one other female African-American legend, Ella Fitzgerald.

Hits like "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk on By" brought successively larger visibility and success around the world. Her recordings of songs like "A House Is Not A home," "Alfie," "(Theme From) The Valley Of The Dolls," and "The April Fools" made Dionne Warwick a pioneer as one of the first female artists to popularize classic movie themes.

Dionne's pioneering efforts have focused on leading the music industry in the fight against AIDS. Her Grammy-winning, chart topping, single "That's What Friends Are For," led the way by raising, literally, millions of dollars for AIDS research. She was also one of the key participants in the all-star charity single "We Are The World" and, in 1984 she performed at "Live Aid".

Warwick’s impressive body of work still has a following today. She enjoyed one of her largest audiences ever when she appeared on the May 24, 2006 fifth-season finale of “American Idol,” where 36 million U.S. viewers watched Warwick sing a medley of her hits with Burt Bacharach accompanying her on the piano.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com; (866) 448-7849, or Cache Creek Casino Resort Guest Services; (800) 452-8181, for $69 or $59.

Contact: Cean Burgeson, Communications Manager: (530) 796-5333; cburgeson@cachecreek.com

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